Archive, injury, and image : imaging freedom through the photographic archive of the racially oppressed

Show simple item record O'Connell, Siona 2019-04-10T06:31:49Z 2018
dc.description.abstract In the mid-1990s, Jacques Derrida’s book Archive Fever (1995) sparked a lively theoretical debate that focused on practices of reading the archive, the relationship of the archive to power, and the gaps within the archive. We need to ask, given the context of colonial and various forms of racial power, in what other ways can we consider the archive? Anthony has drawn attention to the “archive of the ordinary,” and a sense that the interpretation of all archives might turn around questions of representation and ways of reimagining a past. What are the ways in which we can reimagine ways of being through archives that are not constructed by colonial and racial power but by the once subaltern, the colonized? These are some of the questions with which this article will engage, using the photographs of Movie Snaps Photographic Studio in Cape Town as an entry point to consider contemporary issues of the visual, memory, and representation. en_ZA
dc.description.department Visual Arts en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2020-08-27
dc.description.librarian hj2019 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The National Research Foundation South Africa [grant number CSUR160408161788]. en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Siona O’Connell (2018) Archive, Injury, and Image: Imaging Freedom through The Photographic Archive of the Racially Oppressed, Critical Interventions, 12:2, 184-196, DOI: 10.1080/19301944.2018.1492275. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1930-1944 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2326-411X (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/19301944.2018.1492275
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018 Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture. This is an electronic version of an article published in Critical Interventions, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 184-196, 2018. doi : 10.1080/19301944.2018.1492275. Critical Interventions is available online at : en_ZA
dc.subject Racially oppressed en_ZA
dc.subject Photographic archive en_ZA
dc.subject Injury en_ZA
dc.subject Imaging freedom en_ZA
dc.subject Photography en_ZA
dc.subject Forgetting en_ZA
dc.subject Movie Snaps photography en_ZA
dc.subject Remembering en_ZA
dc.subject Self-representation en_ZA
dc.title Archive, injury, and image : imaging freedom through the photographic archive of the racially oppressed en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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